Register Now for Homecoming Weekend 2013!

Register Now for Homecoming Weekend 2013!

Event Schedule 2013


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013


Class of 1963 Golden Anniversary Reunion

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – 1828 Café (Pearsons Hall)

Members of the Class of 1963 and the Golden Anniversary Club (all classes that graduated prior to 1963) are invited to reminisce, reconnect and relive your favorite McKendree memories at this special event.

Online RSVPs are now closed. For additional questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


Bearcat Women’s Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Parkside

5:00 p.m. – Leemon Field

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.

 
25th Class Reunion /
All Reunion Reception

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. - The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts Lobby

All alumni and the honored members of the 25th Reunion Class of 1988 are invited to join us for a special reception and to reconnect with fellow alums while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and live music.  The event is free of charge.  Business attire.

Online RSVPs are now closed. For additional questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


Ferox 50th Anniversary Dinner and Celebration

6:30 p.m. - The Hills Golf Club at McKendree University

A party 50 years in the making!  All Ferox (Phi Rho Chi) alumni are invited to reunite with their Ferox Brothers and Little Sisters at the Hills Golf Club at McKendree University.  A separate invitation will be mailed for this event.  For more information, please contact Whitney Strang at (618) 537-6456.


Sip, Savor & Socialize

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – The Weingarten, 1780 E. State Rt. 15, Belleville, IL

Young alums or alums young at heart are invited to celebrate with us at our Homecoming kickoff party hosted by the Young Alumni Committee.  Join us for an evening of fun, savors (appetizers), sips (drinks) and live music in a beautiful surrounding.  Indoor and outdoor facility so event is rain or shine!

Online RSVPs are now closed. For additional questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway - SOLD OUT!

7:30 p.m. – The Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

A show-stopping musical journey through a century of Broadway's most celebrated shows features a dazzling cast accompanied by an all-star New York band.  Five Broadway veterans take on the hits from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, CATS and more.

The block of tickets reserved for alumni has SOLD OUT!


Bearcat Men’s Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin-Parkside

7:30 p.m. – Leemon Field

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.

 

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013


Alumni Registration

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Campus Quad & Fountain Area

Check-in at the alumni registration tent.  Tickets for your selected activities will be included in your registration packets.  Make sure to stop by to receive your McKendree alumni swag!

 
President’s Homecoming Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Ames Dining Hall

This event is open to members of the William McKendree, Old Main, and Cornerstone Societies.  A separate invitation will be mailed for this event.

 
Ferox Trolley & Tailgate Party

10:30 a.m. – Melvin Price Convocation Center Parking Lot & Leemon Field North Lot

All Ferox (Phi Rho Chi) alumni are invited to ride the trolley in the parade and then gather to reconnect with other Ferox alumni.  The trolley lines up in the Convocation Center parking lot at 10:30 a.m.  The tailgate party starts immediately following the parade in the North Lot next to Leemon Field.

Please arrive for this event by 10 a.m. to avoid parade route road closures.


Homecoming Parade

11:00 a.m. – Parade Route TBA

Join crowds of students, residents, parents and alumni and line the streets to watch the annual Homecoming parade.  Come support our alumni awardees, bands, royalty, and student organizations as they raise spirit for the game against University of Findlay.

 
Bearcat BBQ Bash

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Campus Quad & Fountain Area

Join Bearcat alumni, families and friends for a kickoff barbeque and celebration!  Enjoy delicious food, family entertainment, giveaways and more!  Enjoy special appearances by Bogey the Bearcat, the McKendree marching band, cheerleaders and dance team.  It's the place to be on game day!

Online RSVPs are now closed. For additional questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


Bearcat Football vs. University of Findlay

1:30 p.m. – Leemon Field

Reserved seats are $7, general admission is $5, students are $4 and children under 5 are free.  Cheer the Bearcats to victory as they unleash against the University of Findlay. #BearcatsUnleashed 

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.

 
Alumni Awards Dinner

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – St. Clair Country Club, 100 S. 78th St., Belleville, IL

All alumni are invited to join us at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s alumni awardees.  A welcome reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required in advance. The 2013 awardees inductees are:

Sports Hall of Fame

Fred Taylor '90 - Basketball
Danna Gilbert '00 - Softball/Basketball
Lance Marcum '07 - Baseball

Academy of Excellence

Don Winkler '54
Rev. Melvin "Bucky" Jordan '61
Dr. Thomas Kupferer '76
Melody (Edwards) Evans '86

Rising Star

Daniel Winn '03
Glenn Peterson '04

Loyal Service

Gerald "Jerry" Cornell '74

Peter Akers

Dr. Cyril Curtis '43

Online RSVPs are now closed. For additional questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 


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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2013 


Choir Alumni Gathering

8:30 a.m. – 1828 Cafe (Pearsons Hall)

Take note!  Choir alumni are invited to participate in the annual Homecoming Chapel Service.  Reconnect with your fellow vocalists with a continental breakfast followed by rehearsal at 9 a.m.  Lend us your voice and join other Bearcats during a performance at the Bothwell Chapel Service.

Online RSVPs are now closed. For additional questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.

 
Chapel Service

10:00 a.m. – Bothwell Chapel

Join McKendree Chaplain, Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison and Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner '84, who will lead alumni, students, faculty and friends in worship.  Deceased alumni of the past year will be honored during the service.


Bearcat Brunch

11:00 a.m. – Ames Dining Hall

Let’s Brunch!  The Alumni Association invites you and your family to be our guests for Sunday Brunch.  The food is fantastic, but the conversation amongst friends is better!  The brunch is free of charge to alums and families, but reservations are required.

Online RSVPs are now closed. For additional questions contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@mckendree.edu or 618-537-6826.


Bearcat Women’s Soccer vs. Lewis University

12:00 p.m. – Leemon Field

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.


Bearcat Men’s Soccer vs. Lewis University

2:30 p.m. – Leemon Field

Tickets are available for purchase at the gate.

 

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TRAVEL INFORMATION


Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.  Please ask for the McKendree University Rate.

 

Drury Inn
1118 Central Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-2211

Mid America Inn & Suites (formerly LaQuinta Inn)
9730 Hayden Drive
Mascoutah, IL 62258
(618) 808-0280

   

Hilton Garden Inn
360 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-4499

Dr. Jazz Bed & Breakfast
230 W. St. Louis St.
Lebanon, IL 62254

(618) 537-2200

   

Comfort Suites
137 Ludwig Drive
Fairview
Heights, IL 62208
(618) 394-0202

Four Points Sheraton
319 Fountains Parkway
Fairview
Heights, IL 62208
(618) 622-9500

   

Settle Inn
1100 Eastgate Drive
O’Fallon, IL 62269
(618) 624-6060

 

 

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